Each year the C&O Canal National Historical Park offers a variety of ranger-led programs and visitor activities throughout the park. Please review the following information for a summary of activities and programs by park location.
Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center (301-767-3714)
· Canal Boat Trips & Meet the Mules
Canal boat trips and Meet the Mules are offered spring, summer and fall months only. Contact the Great Falls Visitor Center for additional information.
· Ranger Led Walking Tour and Lock Demonstration
Every Thursday through this summer, come join one of our rangers for a working lock demonstration or a walking tour of the Great Falls area and learn about the history and natural environment of this special place. The walking tour departs at 11:00AM and lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Participants should bring water to drink and wear comfortable shoes. The lock demonstration occurs at 2:30 PM; both walking tour and lock demonstration meet at the Great Falls Tavern. Contact the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center for additional information.
Williamsport Visitor Center
• Canal Launch Boat Programs
Paw Paw Tunnel ToursOffered Memorial Day - Labor Day. This hour long program includes a ranger led boat program from the Cushwa Basin to Lock 44 and back. Please call the Visitor Center for more information.• Lockhouse 44Learn about lock keepers and participate in a lock demonstration. Hours vary. Memorial to Labor Day. Inquire at the visitor center for more information. Call 301-582-0813 for more information.